Short-film version of an article I wrote a while ago on Medium. It’s called ‘Nothing is “hard,” — only your resistance to it.’ Here is that article: https://medium.com/the-mission/nothin… All footage taken by the author in and around Bangkok and Koh Samui, Thailand, 2019. If you lack direction and focus each day, try out my planner book: ‘Book […]

There is something in most people that annoys me. Today, lying by the pool, a group of guys playing loud music and cackling like donkeys annoyed me. People who spit on the streets here in Bangkok and act like they own the pavement annoy me. Loud groups of tourists who leave rubbish around annoy me. […]

“A sale is made when your conviction about something is stronger than the potential buyer’s.” This is something I recently read in a book on selling. A large part of the art of selling anything — products, services, ourselves — is about our ability to communicate belief. If we can show that we believe in what we’re selling, buyers […]

I’m falling through wet cloud. Mist surrounds me, fills my skull; my heavy arms. Nothing on which to hold, just fear, and the dullness of doubt. Nothing tactile. So I distract myself from this chaos. At least someone else’s Netflix story gives me somewhere to go. Holds my hand. A journey of escape, at least […]

Sometimes, I wish I were a tortoise. Or a horse. Or a lizard. To be human is to be cursed. No other creature can make a mistake,and turn it into a hundred. How silly. To put more into concealing my strangeness,than displaying my coloured wings. To work me up into a hot mess of nerves,Because […]

Do you want the absolute best for yourself? I know this has not always been true for me. What if your personal problems — yes, the ones you’re dealing with right now — the anxiety, the character flaws, the struggles with money, the nervous blushing — what if… What if the reason you think of them as problems and continue to […]

Imagine this. You are sitting in the audience as part of a live studio recording for a television talk show. Leading the panel is one of your favourite hosts. He’s why you came today. The cameras are rolling. The lights are bright, and the air is studio-sterile. The debate among the guests is interesting and […]

I used to take social media so seriously, pining for likes. Still do sometimes. I stress myself out overanalysing why someone else got more followers than me on Instagram. She has how many? Doing that? What does a guy have to do to get followers and likes these days? And then I laugh. Why am […]

Jean-Paul Sartre said that “hell is other people.” When I’m surrounded by people with whom I seem to have nothing in common, I’d be quick to agree. All my life, other people have brought me tremendous amounts of stress. They have confused me, irritated me, and stirred up visceral anger in me. When I was […]

My life has featured a lot of unnecessary suffering. Self-conscious. Frustrated. Cynical. In a perpetual state of worry about gaining — and losing — the admiration of others. It took many years to realise that our many forms of mental anguish arise more from our judgement of others than of the perceived judgement others inflict […]